News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Nov 12, 2018, 08:56 AM(IST)

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Naxals denote bomb in Dantewada as polls get underway in Chhattisgarh

Naxals denoted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Tumakpal camp in Katekalyan block in Dantewada as poll booths opened today in Chhattisgarh for the first phase of voting.

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59 in Bengaluru

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passed away in the wee hours of Monday in Bengaluru.

The 59-year-old political leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had not been keeping well for the past few months.

Khashoggi killers to be held accountable: US to Saudi Prince Salman

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday the US will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.

Clashes erupt during Gaza operation; 1 Israeli soldier and 6 Palestinians killed

An exchange of fire erupted during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing six Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, officials said, while potentially dashing hopes that a recent agreement would restore calm.

Had good conversation with Trump in Paris: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he had a brief but good conversation with US leader Donald Trump at World War I centenary events in Paris, Russian media reported.


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